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Regarding the Chik-Fil-A boycotts - and yes, they're still harping on the issue in late September

It is economic warfare against their political enemies, that’s the only way to describe it, it is literally economic warfare against their political enemies; it is nothing more than that, nothing less than that. The left is almost universally unscrupulous, they are amoral—that’s part of their philosophy—so they feel free to attack anybody and anything that they don’t like and they have legions of lawyers willing to go into court and sue and sue and sue again. They’re organized base is willing to uniformly engage in economic boycotts of companies so it’s a highly organized, almost a military type of organization, very monolithic that gets behind the leaders on any issue and they attack people, and they attack people and terrify people. We don’t have anything like that we are not inclined to do that because we are not that immoral, we just don’t do those kinds of things unless we are attacked first.

James Simpson, Right Wing Watch 33 Comments [10/2/2012 3:37:35 AM]
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sidhe

Irony: Chik-Fil-A folded on the issue and has stated they'll stop giving money to controversial organizations. It's over, you lost, CFA values gay money more than your righteous indignation. ;)

10/2/2012 3:42:59 AM

Mudak

How long has the right-wing boycott of Disney been going on because they give their gay employees' partners benefits?

10/2/2012 4:02:07 AM

Often Partisan

in a "free market" you have the right NOT to buy from any company you want, even if its for a really ridiculous reason (not saying that the chick fil a boycott is based on a ridiculous reason, but even if it was it would make no difference.)

10/2/2012 4:34:40 AM

Oh My Dog!

This mirror sure is shiny.

10/2/2012 4:37:44 AM

Berny

Oh, how I love the smell of Christian hypocrisy in the morning. "Economic warfare" is OK I guess when it's your side using it against McDonalds, Disney, JC Penney's, Ford, and countless others simply because they choose not to discriminate against gays.
How Christlike of you.

10/2/2012 5:11:41 AM

Mister Spak

"The left is almost universally unscrupulous, they are amoral—that’s part of their philosophy—so they feel free to attack anybody and anything that they don’t like"

http://www.amazon.com/Conservatives-Without-Conscience-John-Dean/dp/B001G8WNEG

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Neoconservatives/Conservatives_Conscience.html

10/2/2012 5:28:53 AM

KittyKaboom

Never mind the fact that Cathy used a rather sizable chunk of the money his business brought in to fund a bill to execute people in Africa for being LGBT.

Boycotting said business because one's conscience says it's wrong to kill people because of their sexuality is not persecution. Killing gays for being gay is, though.

See how that works?

He did a shitty thing and got called on it. Back up the whaaaaaaaaaaambulance and relocate, perchance to actually find the rare and elusive case of real anti-christian persecution.

Hint: look outside the US.

10/2/2012 5:30:16 AM

Doubting Thomas

Of course, when the AFA boycotts businesses, they're just fine, upstanding Christians standing up for their Christian principles against the evil gays who are attacking them just by simply existing and having the audacity to ask for the same rights as everyone else.

I'll never fail to be amazed at how much of an outrage over the CFA boycott by conservatives there is when conservative Christian groups boycott businesses every day for far less noble reasons.

10/2/2012 5:37:05 AM

UHM

"OMG! The other side is organizing! That's not fair! Only we are allowed to do that!"

It's a free market, I don't have to eat at Chicken-fucker as much as you don't have to buy sex toys.

10/2/2012 5:37:24 AM

dionysus

Oh, but when fundies boycott JC Penney, Disney, and Oreo it's not economic warfare, it's just people standing up for what they believe in. Funny thing is if I told you that you'd probably agree and completely miss the hypocrisy.

10/2/2012 5:44:57 AM

Anon-e-moose

So a certain section of the US's population - and their supporters* - are voting with their wallets?



Cry more.

*- Whilst only living in the UK, I'm there in spirit with all the good LGBT peeps & supporters Stateside. And buying the products of the pro-LGBT Pepsico (Pepsi, Walkers Crisps & so on) b^_^d

10/2/2012 5:50:37 AM

Voice of Humanity

Moral Myopia much?

10/2/2012 6:36:55 AM

Arctic Knight

" We don’t have anything like that we are not inclined to do that because we are not that immoral, we just don’t do those kinds of things unless we are attacked first."

- JC Penny boycott because JCP supports same sex couples:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/05/million-moms-rips-jcpenney-on-gay-culture-war/

- Google boycott because Google supports same sex couples:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/american-family-association-google-video_n_1666218.html

Oreo boycott because Oreo supports same sex couples:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/oreo-backlash-companies-anti-gay-boycott_n_1634767.html

General Mills boycott because GM supports same sex couples:
http://www.christianpost.com/news/20000-sign-boycott-of-general-mills-over-gay-marriage-77998/

What were you saying? Lying for Jesus again?

10/2/2012 7:02:19 AM

Horsefeathers

"They’re organized base is willing to uniformly engage in economic boycotts of companies [...] We don’t have anything like that we are not inclined to do that because we are not that immoral, we just don’t do those kinds of things unless we are attacked first."

If I recall correctly it's you guys on the right who wanted to boycott Hallmark Greeting Cards when they came out with their cards for gay marriage, and it's you guys who wanted to boycott J.C. Penny when they made Ellen DeGeneres their spokesperson, and it's you guys who wanted to boycott Anheuser-Busch when they advertised their beer in a magazine targeted at gay men.

10/2/2012 7:29:45 AM

SpukiKitty

....so says a member of a demographic that boycotts EVERYTHING for stupid fundie reasons!

10/2/2012 8:17:07 AM

Filin De Blanc

The problem is that their definition of "attacked first" is "someone, somewhere does something I don't approve of".

10/2/2012 8:18:06 AM

John

we just don’t do those kinds of things unless we are attacked first.

But the Cathys did attack first - both in words and with financial support. If you don't want to damage your business, keep your mouth shut. Nobody's obligated to buy from people who insult them.

10/2/2012 9:33:29 AM

Michael

I don't think it's so much that it's taboo, so much as it's understood that pretty much anyone who says that these days is an asshole.

10/2/2012 9:59:07 AM



It is economic warfare against their political enemies...

No, it's called a "market reaction", the one type Libertarians all go gaga over and tell me is what we all should do, vote with our money.

If the market don't like Chick-fil-A and their bigoted hatred, they are free to spend their money elsewhere.

10/2/2012 10:03:50 AM

Osiris

I've been boycotting Chik-Fila-A for years on the ground that they have the shittiest fried chicken in the country.

10/2/2012 10:24:39 AM

BrianX

When you think about it, this isn't really hypocritical as such, because of what's unspoken. The wingnuts think they have the moral high ground and therefore are entitled to peoples' business.

10/2/2012 10:59:53 AM

Papabear

Wait...what? I was in a Chik-Fil-A once. What is this chicken you're talking about? I found nothing like real chicken there.

J.S., have you noticed we atheists have been practicing "economic warfare" against your churches. I, for one, boycott them utterly.

10/2/2012 11:43:08 AM

Sasha

Ooh, these grapes are SOUR.

10/2/2012 12:59:39 PM

checkmate

It is economic warfare against their political enemies, that’s the only way to describe it - We don’t have anything like that we are not inclined to do that because we are not that immoral

Yeah, conservatives would never do something like that:










10/2/2012 1:44:39 PM

farpadokly

A big, huge slice of projection.

10/2/2012 2:14:27 PM
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